BOY SMALL by MT COZZOLA
published by Original Works
Available as well through Amazon Prime
A spotlight on the cycle of shame and abuse in an American family. Boy and Sissy have built their own brand of family under the roof of their frustrated father and self-obsessed stepmom. It’s their one refuge, given Boy’s imprisonment in a cage and Sissy's job as his keeper. But when he makes a desperate attempt to escape, Sissy’s own longing for freedom threatens to destroy them both.
Cast Size: 2 Males, 3 Females
From The Chicago Sun Times:
The Hypocrites are commissioning writers Lavina Jadhwani and Rohina Malik to create three new plays that reflect the company’s mission. Jadhwani will adapt the classic Sanskrit drama, “Shakuntala “by Kalidasa, while Malik’s new work is inspired by Syrian musicians facing the current international refugee crisis.
The season will be presented at The Den Theatre, 1329 N. Milwaukee, with the exception of “The House of Martin Guerre,” which will be staged at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont.
Rohina Malik is a critically acclaimed playwright, actress and solo performance
artist. She was born and raised in London, England, of South Asian heritage.
Rohina is a resident playwright at Chicago Dramatists, and an artistic associate at the 16th Street Theater and a company member at Voyage Theater Company in NYC. Her work has been produced or developed at The Goodman Theatre, Victory Gardens Theater, 16th Street Theater, Crossroads Theater, Chicago Dramatists, Voyage Theater Company, Silk Road Rising and Theater Project Baltimore. Rohina's play "The Mecca Tales" was nominated for a Jeff Award for Best New Work and she was awarded the Y Award with the Evanston YWCA for her work to end racism and empower women. She is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild of America.
Conversation Starters brings new works to Tampa that have started conversations across the country.
April 11: The Gun Show, by award-winning playwright E.M. Lewis.
A man speaks words a woman wrote. Sharing her experiences with guns. He tells us her stories because she’s not an actor. And so she won’t be alone.
Playwright E.M. Lewis explores the mixed feelings that most people have about guns. Because the extreme pro-gun and the extreme anti-gun people don’t need this play.
But everybody else does.
When gun control debates are shouting matches and nobody’s listening, this thoughtful play invites you to begin a conversation.
Directed by Elizabeth Brincklow, with Jim Wicker as the man.
Join us for a provocative evening of theatre — and a chance to talk about it.
Save the Dates: May 9 and June 13 — two more exciting new plays sure to keep the conversation going.
Conversation Starters — it’s a new TampaRep tradition.
in the CL Space, 1911 N. 13th St. (above Spaghetti Warehouse)
7:30pm (Doors open at 7)
in collaboration with
Kristiana Rae Colón and Tara Branham presents
a world premiere play
by Kristiana Rae Colón
directed by Tara Branham
Admission is FREE in Public Access Theatre™
Tickets will be released on June 1, 2016.August 13 – September 17, 2016
Friday, Saturday, and Monday nights at 8PM
Sunday nights at 7PM
In academia’s hallowed halls, five women debate millennial feminism when gunshots shatter the safety of their discourse. As tweets stream across the campus feed, the body count grows. And then the shooter enters the classroom. At the intersection of gun violence and slacktivism, in a #yesallwomen world, what is the real cost of revolution?
The all female cast features Oracle Company Member DeChantel Kosmatka, who is joined by Bella Bahhs, Melissa Duprey, Karen Rodriguez, Aurora Adachi-Winter, Isa Arciniegas, Heather Chrisler, and understudies Quenna Lené, Deanalís Resto, and Adia Alli (recent credit: THE HAIRY APE).
GALLERY OF ANGELS, INC. is pleased to announce the world premiere production of William Kernen's AND OTHER FAIRY TALES..., directed by Kernen. AND OTHER FAIRY TALES... will play a four-week limited engagement at The Workshop Theater (312 W 36th, NYC 10018). Performances begin Thursday, April 28 and continue through Sunday, May22. Opening Night is Thursday, April 28 at (7:30 p.m.).$18 tickets are available.
Ann, a woman of surprisingly well-preserved beauty, attends the funeral of a man she hasn't seen in 40 years, since the day she vanished from his life. A message from her deceased lover sends Ann on an expressionistic odyssey back through her life, which brings her face to face with herself as a beautiful six year old girl full of promise, an 18 year old young woman bent on revenge and a 30 year old woman faced with a desperate decision.
Seen at four ages (often simultaneously), Ann struggles toward an unexpected self-realization, but redemption proves possible in the form of a shocking, beautiful surprise hidden in the message from her lover's grave.
The production stars Diane Perell* (Gladys in "42nd Street" at Kennedy Center and "A Chorus Line" at Shubert Theatre), as Ann-present,Karen Stanion*("Reasons to Live" Provincetown theatre, "The Pillowman" Astoria performing arts center)as Ann-30, Andrea Fantauzzi (lead in feature film "Adira"), as Ann-18, Elle Campagna (short film "Dodo Titi"), as Ann-6, Matt Saxton* (upcoming feature film "Wolf"), as Brian, and Lue McWilliams* (multi- award winning film "Naked as We Came"), as Martha.
The production features scenic design by Angelica Borrero, costume design by Paras Terzis, and lighting design by Jason Fok. Korey Sanders is the stage manager.
AND OTHER FAIRY TALES... plays the following regular schedule through Sunday, May22:
Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.
Fridays at 7:30 p.m.
Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.
Sundays at 3 p.m.
Tickets are $18 and are now available online at www.WilliamKernen.com. Tickets may also be purchased in-person at the theater, ½ hour prior to performance.
Running Time: 90 minutes, no intermission
Transforming Reality: Overcoming the Difficulties and Dilemmas of Creative Writing By Mia McCullough
Transforming Reality by Mia McCullough explores the many challenges of being a writer. Early on in her teaching career, McCullough realized that the best thing she could do for her writing students was show them how to get out of their own way. This book is about navigating the pitfalls, avoiding the self-sabotage, recognizing the rewards, and discovering the tools necessary to sustain a career in creative writing.
Mia McCullough has been writing plays and screenplays for over twenty-five years. Her plays have been seen at theatres around the country including Steppenwolf Theatre and The Goodman Theatre in Chicago, The Old Globe in San Diego, InterAct Theatre in Philadelphia, and Red Fern Theatre in New York City. She has taught playwriting and screenwriting for over fifteen years, teaching adults and high school students through Chicago Dramatists, and undergraduate and graduate students at Northwestern University.
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by Richard Strand
directed by Stuart Carden
MARCH 11, 2016 - APRIL 17, 2016
"It's part comedy, part historical drama and part biography, often all at once, and sometimes none of those. Yet the show is easy enough to review. Just call it splendid." -The New York Times
Early in the Civil War, three escaped slaves arrive at a Union fort to seek sanctuary from Major General Butler. Despite the conflict between the states, law requires that the slaves be returned to their rightful owner. Seeking a solution that satisfies both ethics and duty, Butler embarks on a battle of words and wits, calling into question what is legal versus what is right in a captivating story based on actual events.
MultiStages Script Development Series
a Swan Day Event celebrating Women in the Arts during Women’s History Month
A new play by Paula Cizmar
Directed by Lorca Peress
featuring Molly Carden* Russell Jordan* Candice Myers* Romy Nordlinger**AEA members
One-Night Only Reading
Thursday, March 17, 2016
244 W. 54th St. (between 8th and Broadway)
Must RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org
JANUARY is a multimedia play about the effects of gun violence on our society. Paula Cizmar presents a shocking and emotive story set within the minds of the mothers of the 10 year-old victim and the 10 year-old killer.
When does public concern turn to obsession?
When does media reporting become exploitation?
Who is the victim? What is our responsibility?
Can we change the gun situation in the US?
JANUARY was nominated for the Kilroy List and is a MultiStages 2013 New Works Finalist. An earlier version of JANUARY was presented in the 2014 New Works Festival.
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